Girl, born January 2013
Down syndrome, ASD, crossed eyes
Her medical is good; ASD not a problem, it is closing on its own. Both her eyes are crossed – may be from lack of stimulation, or low muscle tone. The back of her head is flat, from lying down so much. She has extremely low tone, and cannot hold her head up yet, or sit up or turn over. She eats well, and they say she sleeps well. She drinks from a bottle and they try to get her to eat from a spoon/cup (a little developmentally early, but what they do with all the kids). She doesn’t cry much. Mom had very low amniotic fluid and Faith could have been born with Hypoxia (lack of oxygen) in late third trimester and birth. No complications recorded at birth (born at 38 weeks).
Faith is said to be healthy but has had some colds and bronchitis several times. She was really congested when we were there. The orphanage she is at is small but everyone is very friendly. They said less than 30 kids were at the baby house in this city. The building was nice and caregivers and nurses seemed to care.